Daudkandi Upazila (Comilla district) with an area of 376.23 sq km, is surrounded by Homna upazila on the north, Matlab and Kachua upazilas on the south, Chandina and Muradnagar upazilas on the east, Matlab and Gazaria upazilas on the west.
Main rivers are Meghna and Gumti.
Daudkandi (Town) The town is now a municipality with an area of 2.46 sq km sq km and population 31738; male 50.89%, female 49.11%. It has 9 wards and 26 mahallas. Literacy rate among the town people is 45.2%. It has two dakbungalows.
Administration Daudkandi thana, now an upazila, was established in 1858. The upazila consists of one municipality, 22 union parishads, 274 mouzas and 467 villages.
Archaeological heritage and relics Tomb of Pir (saint) Shahbaj, a companion and disciple of Hazrat Shahjalal, at Gazipur village, historic Daria Sawdagar Mosque at Bara Goali, ramnants of the neelkuthi at Machhimpur, Math at Hasnabad and ramnants of fort at Hatiarbangha.
Historical events During the reign of Emperor Akbar Daud Karrani (son of Sulaiman Karrani) was the ruler of Bengal. Daud Karrani was defeated in a battle with Emperor Akbar while the former declared independence in Bengal. Daudkandi is said to have been named after Daud Karrani. On 23 May 1971 the Pak army in collabaration with Razakar and Albadar attacked Raipura Village and killed 11 persons including Doctor Pandav. They also set on fire many houses belonging to AWAMI LEAGUE leaders and workers at Jinglatali and Harpur villages.
Population 448503; male 50.44%, female 49.56%; Muslim 93.05%, Hindu 6.84%, Christian 0.03%, Buddhist 0.03% and others 0.05%. Religious institutions Mosque 206, temple 7, tomb 19.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 29.9%; male 36.6%, female 23.2%.
Educational institutions: college 6, high school 44, madrasa 32, government primary school 173, non-government primary school 62, NGO operated school 32, technical training college 1.
Noted educational institution: Eliotganj R B High School (1908), Raipur K C High School (1912), Daudkandi Model School, Barpara Girl's High School (1919).
Newspaper and periodicals Dainik prantar
Cultural organisations Club 116, public library 1, women's organisations 15, literary society 3, cinema hall 4.
Main occupations Agriculture 41.61%, agricultural labour 18.71%, commerce 13.62%, service 7.24%, transport 2.16%, Fishing 1.36%, wage labourer 1.94% and others 13.36%.
Land use Total cultivable land 29960 hectares; fallow land 40 hectares; single crop 4%, double crop 10% and treble crop land 86%.
Value of land Taka 7000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, potato, mustard seed, chilly, sweet potato, watermelon, peanut, pulse, onion, garlic and vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops indigo.
Main fruits Mango, blackberry, papaya, banana, lichee, kul and lemon. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 4670, dairy 6, poultry 121 and hatchery 21, nursery 18.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 52 km, semi pucca 12 km, mud road 344 km and waterways 12 nautical mile. Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart (nearly extinct).
Cottage industries Mostly jute, cotton and bamboo works.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are Daudkandi, Gauripur, Eliotganj, Batakandi, Goalmari, Hasnabad, Alipur, Paler Bazar and Shahidnagar Bazar.
Main exports Jute goods. NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, ASA, CCDA, HRD and Uddipan.
Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 15, health centre 9 and EPI centre 648.